Another uniquely useful device can be a router for a mobile network. With the advent of high-speed channels for Internet networks among mobile operators, it became possible to connect more voracious (in terms of speed) devices that do not have their own ability to connect to such networks. A mobile network router works on the principle of a conventional Wi-Fi router, but the source of the Internet for such a device is the signal of a mobile operator. In terms of distribution, they have the same speed as a standard Wi-Fi router – up to 300 Mbps. The equipment can work with all existing mobile data transmission technologies from the slowest GPRS, with a maximum speed of up to 80 Kbps and up to modern LTE, providing a data stream of up to 300 Mbps at such speeds, it helps to improve cellular reception from the operator by connecting an antenna to the router to improve the cellular signal, which will allow you to watch videos in maximum quality. The range of a Wi-Fi transmitter is, on average, 10 meters, and the number of simultaneous connections is up to 10. Such characteristics are quite enough to provide an apartment or a private house with the Internet. Prominent representatives of this class of routers are the Huawei B315, Huawei B310, Huawei B525, and Huawei e5577 models. During their additional existence on the market, they have proven themselves quite well, in addition, these devices have an output for an antenna-amplifier of the mobile signal, which allows you to use high-quality Internet outside the city,
Portable Wi-Fi router or mobile hotspot?
A portable Wi-Fi router is a device that is both a modem and a router, which has a special slot for a SIM card. It allows you to organize access to the Internet for several devices at once. You can connect not only a smartphone or tablet to a portable router, but also any device equipped with a Wi-Fi module, such as for example, a laptop, and use the Internet where there is no access to the services of cable providers. It can be used on the road, in the country, or when traveling abroad. When roaming internationally, you can purchase a SIM card with a local operator’s internet package and simply insert it into your travel Wi-Fi router, providing yourself, family members, or friends with the Internet without changing the SIM card of your home mobile operator in your smartphone.
But why do you need another gadget when a smartphone has a hotspot function (a hotspot is a mobile access point), with which you can also distribute the Internet to several devices in the same way. Let’s figure out what is the difference between a portable Wi-Fi router and a mobile hot spot and which is better? A hot spot helps out well in a situation where, for example, in a cafe, for some reason, the mobile Internet disappears for all your companions except you. In this case, using the hotspot function, you share your Internet. At the same time, the traffic speed is also divided among all users, which slows it down. The more users, the lower the data download speed. There is one more nuance – a stable connection to the hot spot is possible at a distance of about 10 meters. In the case of a portable Wi-Fi router, the situation is different.
No matter how many devices or users are connected to it, the traffic speed is not reduced. Depending on the model of the device, the Wi-Fi signal coverage can be from 10 to 30 meters, which expands the use of your portable Wi-Fi. Another plus in its favor is that most models have a connector for connecting an external antenna. This allows you to use the device in a bad signal area. Thus, we conclude that using a mobile hotspot is best as a temporary solution, while portable Wi-Fi will be a reliable source of the Internet on your trips, travels or in places where there is no cable Internet connection.
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